WVU Tech's Information Systems program is designed to train professionals who analyze, design and maintain information systems and use application software to develop business solutions.
We emphasize hands-on learning in small classes and provide one-on-one training that is essential for training highly skilled information systems specialists. The program is a great fit for students who enjoy learning technical and business aspects of computer systems, networks and databases.
Larry Allphin, '16
Larry came to WVU Tech from Hedgesville, West Virginia. At Tech, he majored in Information Systems and built a prototype for a Smart House for his senior project. The status of the appliances, environment and security of this house can be monitored and controlled using a smart phone.
Larry learned in the field, too. He worked as an intern at the West Virginia State Office of Information Technology. Today, he is working for IBM in Martinsburg, West Virginia as an application development specialist.
Chedli Ben Hassine, '17
Chedli came to WVU Tech from Paris, France to study information systems and play soccer (he also helped put together the team's " WVU Tech Men's Soccer Happy Video" on YouTube). He served as a teaching assistant for the Computer Science and Information Systems Department for two years.
Since graduation, Chedli has become a major player in the European video game industry. He founded the first e-sports gym in France. After earning his master's degree, he went on to become CEO and Founder of Lanslot, an app that allows gamers to organize gaming and e-sports gatherings.
Graduates of the program are highly skilled professionals with expertise in network administration, website development and network, database and computer systems management. Ours is a unique program that contains more than 50 hours of computing courses, and required electives allow students to take additional and more advanced computing courses as meet their interests.
The program prepares students for employment as IT
professionals in any of the private industries and government agencies. The
program also prepares students for graduate studies. Most of our students find
employment during the final semester of their studies, and all the graduates
find jobs within a few months after graduation.
Our program prepares students for a variety of jobs including:
- Computer systems analysts
- Information technology specialists
- Database administrators
- Network administrators
- Application developers
- Website developers
THINGS YOU'LL LEARN
An in-depth understanding of how the modern world stores and transmits information.
A study of fundamentals of database models. The primary emphasis is the relational database model. In this class, you'll write SQL programs for managing data held in a relational data base.
Undertake an accelerated study of a programming language (such as C/C++, C#, JAVA, Visual Basic, Perl, ASP, HTML, Delphi, Ada, etc.). This course is for students who have met the core curriculum courses in computer science.
Explore the essentials of design and creation of data driven e-commerce websites associated with complex databases - then use what you've learned to build a data-driven commercial website similar to amazon.com in both ASP and php.